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Everything posted by Chrissy

  1. I have been enjoying a re read of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackosn series. Fast paced, action packed Greek myth goodness! Just the kind of reading I was looking for following my Passage Trilogy read. My only slight problem is that I am anticipating a "Whatever shall I read now?" moment once I am done. There are worse problems to have.
  2. Andrea's reading in 2019

    The book is gorgeous. I hope you enjoy it.
  3. Chrissy's Reading 2019

    The three books are so different from each other, but I felt they worked as a trio. I really look forward to reading your thoughts on the second book.
  4. A new Blog for me I think. I have no plans for my reading aside from enjoying it, so I will do no more than I have in previous years; a numbered list, and the occasional review. All are welcome to drop by. For earlier Blogs of mine ~ 2011 2012 & 2013 2014 2015 2016, 2017 & 2018 2019 The Passage by Justin Cronin (listing for mental continuity!) 1) The Twelve by Justin Cronin 2) The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin 3) Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan 4) Percy Jackson & The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan 5) Percy Jackson & The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan 6) Percy Jackson & The Battle of The Labyrinth by Rick Riordan 7) Percy Jackson & The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  5. Chrissy's Reading 2019

    3), 4), 5), 6) & 7) ~ Percy Jackson & The Olympians series I meandered around my book shelves, and meandered through my collections on my kindle (we are talking many, many books!) and could I find something to read? My book hangover (Thank you for the new and highly appropriate term @Athena ) from The Passage trilogy sent my reading decision making off kilter. I had tried a book or two, but nothing was grabbing me, so I went for a fun fave. Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series is a fast and fun read. PERFECT! I am ploughing my way through them, and enjoying every minute!
  6. The Last Film You Saw - 2019

    On the re read, I can see that!
  7. Books That Make You Hungry

    Harry Potter makes me crave old fashioned food - treacle tart or lemon sherbert sweets for example. And butterbeer? That sounds delicious, and I have seen recipes for making your own. I used to find the James Patterson Alex Cross series also made me hungry at times, especially when any food made by Nana Mama (Alex Cross' Grandmother) was mentioned. I recall Twilight made me want to have mushroom ravioli / tortellini, but I cannot remember whether that was from the book or film.
  8. The Last Film You Saw - 2019

    Did you enjoy it Raven? Can't quite tell.
  9. Reading mojo, reading mojo. Wherefore art thou, reading mojo? You read a long ol' trilogy and have a blast. You pick up a book (kindle) written by two authors you love, and what happens? I cannot get into Good Omens, so have put that to one side. Now I am just looking at all the many many books on my kindle and trying to find even a gentle, short re read of something just to keep my mojo embers glowing. *Big sigh*
  10. What's the weather like?

    Sums up the weather around the South East nicely!
  11. I haven't yet muggle not. It is still a tad pricey for the kindle on the UK site. When the price shuffles down, it will be bought.
  12. An interesting interview. Thank you Hayley. I would definitely enjoy further interviews.
  13. Andrea's reading in 2019

    Congratulations Andrea! What a lovely booky way to kick the year off!
  14. What's the weather like?

    A beautiful day here today - bright, with a blue sky. Chilly though, a definite windchill factor.
  15. What's the weather like?

    Chilly and drizzly rain. Grey skies, generally quite bleurgh.
  16. What's for Dinner?

    Just had a shop bought microwavable spaghetti carbonara. It was better then I had anticipated! I shall return to proper cooking and eating tomorrow!
  17. I have started reading Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman. Enjoying it so far. Confession time - despite being a big fan of both authors, and despite owning both the physical and e book version - I have NEVER read this book! Not sure how this has happened (or rather, not), but I am making up for it now.
  18. What's the weather like?

    Oh that? It wasn't the howling that bothered them so much as the naked jig I did afterwards. It feels both liberating and bracing in a sharp frost! And I've always loved the colour blue!
  19. What's the weather like?

    A beautiful start to the day. I was outside at around 5 am to catch the Super Wolf Blood Moon (I LOVE the name of it!). Very cold but very pretty day here in the South East. It was minus 5.5 c when I went out first thing, and even now with the lovely sunshine, there are parts of the garden that are still frosted. Brrrrr!
  20. Chrissy's Reading 2019

    Thank you @~Andrea~ If I had left more time between each book, I probably could have written a more coherent review of each book. Having ploughed through the three as I did it all became one giant book and therefore one huge melange of feelings and impressions. I found the trilogy compelling and well conceived and I really did enjoy them. They took me completely away from my world, and into theirs. They were surreal at times, but I just went with it as I have with the magic realism books I have read, and as I do with Neil Gaiman and Ben Aaronovitch. The trilogy aren't like those books though, and I make mention of them only to describe how I 'managed' the oddities and weirdness here.
  21. What Are You Watching Now? - 2019

    I recently read the Passage Trilogy by Justin Cronin, without knowing that a television series had been made based on the first book. Last night was it's first episode, so I watched it. For a first episode it wasn't bad! The two main characters are really good, the young actress Saniyya Sydney especially so. The adjustments to the story they have made so far have been understandable and well done too. I will be really interested to see how they preoceed.
  22. I have put 'Where The Crawdads Sing' onto my wishlist. You REALLY liked it, which I take as a sign of an excellent read. Later on in the year it shall be in my possession!
  23. I am new :D

    Hello yellowducky.
  24. Andrea's reading in 2019

    I have read and enjoyed most of the books by Nicci French, but am yet to read this one. They write some good slow burners. I have the book (with real pages - not a kindle version!) on my shelf. Based on your review it looks like I am going to have to nudge it up the reading list.
  25. What's Up in January? - 2019

    Husband's ancient kindle (page turner, no touch screen) is in rapid decline, so we bought him a kindle oasis last week, so I have spent this morning making sure his collections are in order, an reorganising things for him. It was actually quite nice to dive in there and get all booky with things. Aside from that we have booked to go to Southern Scotland for Easter with our niece and her family. It is lovely to have a break away in place.